From conducting complex, multi-party litigation involving varied causes of action, to managing high volume, fast turnaround small debt recoveries arising from motor vehicle accidents and other small-scale damage to insured property, our recovery work for insurers covers it all.
We have successfully run cases involving product liability claims pursuant to manufacture and sale of goods legislation (Trade Practices Act, Fair Trading Act and Sale of Goods Act), negligence, breach of contract (including reliance on indemnity and exclusion clauses in residential and commercial leases), deliberate acts such as trespass, theft and conversion, malicious acts such as vandalism and arson, nuisance, breach of bailment terms and breach of statutory duty. We are conscious of the need to control costs in these matters to ensure a profitable net recovery for insurers and we periodically review all recovery files with regular status updates to clients including updated advice on the prospects of success, accounting for an analysis of the risks and benefits and legal costs involved as the individual matters proceed.
We assist our insurer clients to manage recovery actions where both insured and uninsured losses are claimed and we identify and advise insurers early, on potential indemnity and subrogation issues.
Holman Webb has refined our data recording systems such that we have facilities to provide statistical analysis on recovery costs and outcomes in order for us to provide insurance recovery clients with guidance to assist with budgeting and resource allocation.
With a focus on achieving the best net result for our insurance recovery clients, we will follow a recovery matter through from initial letter of demand to enforcement and we have successfully recovered funds after achieving judgments and initiating bankruptcy and corporate winding up proceedings and Sheriff seizure of debtor's assets.